A Case of Hospital Malpractice
Hospitals are where the germs are. Hospitals are also where the worst germs are. Sick people are constantly coming to the hospital and bringing their viruses and bacteria with them. In spite of the best efforts, and sometimes less than … Read More
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When Thinking About Hospital Bills, Remember Your Old Monopoly Game.
It is no secret that the cost of medical care is rising and rising at a rate faster than inflation. This wave of rising costs is being led by an even larger rise in the cost of hospital care. Hospitals … Read More
Electronic Medical Records Are A Problem.
One thing you can say about Electronic Medical Records: They are a mixed blessing. In my practice, I read a lot of medical records. In the old days, they were all written by hand and I had to struggle with … Read More
Going To The Emergency Department Can Be Hazardous To Your Health
This may come as a shock to you but there are a lot of mistakes made in the emergency department that kill and seriously injure people. If you do what I do for a living, you already know this. If … Read More
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“I Made A Mistake Which Injured You.”
This is not a statement a doctor is very likely to make, even though there is an ethical obligation to be honest with patients and to make sure medical records are accurate. Sadly, the way our system operates, there are … Read More
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Our Health Care Spending Subsidizes the Rest of the World
If you follow this blog or read much about health care spending, you know that we in the United States spend twice as much per person on health care as any other nation on earth. We pay way more for … Read More
Our Broken Health Care Delivery System.
Next time you are visiting someone at the hospital and have a few minutes to spare, take a drive through the doctor’s parking lot. If you live in a major metropolitan area, you will see luxury car after luxury car. … Read More
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Medical Malpractice and Quadriplegia.
Over the years, I have handled a number of cases in which the patient successfully underwent surgery only to become paralyzed in the hours and days after leaving the operating room. In each of these cases, the patient should not … Read More
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Our Hospital Pricing System Is Insane.
I recently wrote a post about how our health insurance system is making the delivery of health care worse than it should be. Here is another horror story for your files. There are two variables in health insurance plans that … Read More